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Zap Away Your Aches and Pains With This $25 TENS Massager

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) massagers seem a bit like pseudoscience, but every time we post a deal on one of these things, we hear nothing but rave reviews. In fact, I use one occasionally after exercising, and I’m pretty sure it helps reduce muscle pain. At the very least, it feels cool.Read more… Continue […]

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Track Your Weight Through the Holidays With This $34 Smart Scale

If it’s measurable, Dr. Meter probably makes something to measure it. Our readers have bought thousands of laser distance measures, IR thermometers, luggage scales, soil moisture meters, and more from them over the years, and now, they finally have a smart bathroom scale.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Coach and writer Brad Stulberg’s weight workout is so minimalist it can fit in a tweet (the old scho

Coach and writer Brad Stulberg’s weight workout is so minimalist it can fit in a tweet (the old school kind). He shopped it around to a few trainers and they agree: it’s simple and effective. Try it yourself: pull-ups, goblet squats, push-ups, split squats, and single-leg deadlifts. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Actually Got From Those Back-of-Magazine Ads

In the days before Google, a tiny, cryptic ad in the back of a magazine had a lot of potential. The seller might not be able to fully describe their product, but if the product wasn’t very good, that may be a plus for them. Here are some bait-and-switch ads from the 1950s and beyond, […]

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Sprint Like a Beast with Speed Development Workouts

Would it surprise you to learn that almost no distance runners complete traditional speed workouts? No, your tempo run, fartlek workout, or interval session on the track doesn’t count. We’re talking about speed development—a type of workout that’s more common among sprinters.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Tried a Vintage Mail Order Bodybuilding Course and There’s a Reason Nobody Does These Anymore

“I CAN GIVE YOU MASSIVE ARMS, BROAD SHOULDERS, AND A GIANT SIZED CHEST IN JUST FOUR WEEKS,” the Body-Tone pamphlet promises. It is the “World’s Fastest Strength and Muscle Building System.” It cost $20 in the late 1950s, but today the program is available for free in the Stark Center Archives. I am ready to […]

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No Need to Count Your Steps Per Minute When Running—Your iPhone Already Knows

A high cadence is part of good running form. Most pros take upwards of 180 steps per minute, and that’s a pretty good goal to aim for. But you don’t have to count your steps the old fashioned way; your iPhone is already keeping track for you.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Stay in Shape the Royal Canadian Air Force Way

Feeling flabby as you sit at your desk? That’s the exact problem this set of exercises was designed to prevent. We’ve mentioned it before—the 5BX workout developed for the Royal Canadian Air Force. But today we are happy to bring you these famous exercises in the form of a video (er, film reel). Read more… […]

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Orangetheory Does Not Have a Magic Secret to Weight Loss

If you’re the type to spend every Saturday with Lululemon stretched across your ass and a bottle of Smartwater® within your reach, you’ve probably heard of Orangetheory Fitness. The Florida-based franchise, known for the orange lighting of its high-tech workout spaces, is growing into an exercise trend bigger than…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How, and Why, to Try Running Totally Barefoot

Barefoot running is like skinny-dipping: Something that’s already pretty fun becomes exhilarating and memorable when you’re more deeply connected to the environment and your body. You can’t help feeling the nuances of the water temperature and noticing your skin when sans swimsuit, and running without shoes forces you…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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